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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, September 8

Bob Kappstatter of the Daily News was unimpressed with the performances of 14th District City Council candidates Fernando Cabrera and Yudelka Tapia during last week's televised debate, which was sponsored by BronxTalk and the Bronx News Network.

Tomorrow, 18 new schools across the Bronx will open their doors to a new class of students. Four of these new schools are charter schools, five are elementary schools, seven are middle schools and two are high schools. According to the DOE, these schools will give families more schooling options, encourage smaller class sizes, and improve academic performance. Also, in an effort to help parents with school children, the Bronx BP and Advocates for Children will host a series of education workshops this fall.

As the District 12 City Council Democratic primary election approaches, incumbent Larry Seabrook remains confident about his chances of winning the City Council seat despite multiple accusations of financial violations over his years as a public servant. View our post about Seabrook's controversial past here. Seabrook's two opponents in the primary are Andy King and Jerome Rice.

The New York Times claims that the new Gateway Mall "may be the maraschino cherry topping a revival of Mott Haven and other neighborhoods of the South Bronx." High quality, low price merchandise at stores such as BJ's and Target are already attracting customers and improving the surrounding neighborhoods.

A runaway 17 year-old teenage girl, Jamia Hazel, was found stabbed to death in an alleyway in Mount Hope on Saturday. Police have arrested and charged her ex-boyfriend, Darrell Spencer, with the murder.

A water scooter accident on the Hutchinson River in the Bronx left a Bronx man dead and three teenage girls with minor injuries.


  1. this NY Times piece is not journalism. there are many legitimate issues surrounding that mall.... the bereft CBA and the charge for parking among them.

    even if the writer's analysis is that it's a development that has been good for the community, how can the NY Times publish a piece that doesn't even mention those items? it's not forgivable.

    i'm embarrassed for my profession.

  2. Speaking of embarrassment. Cabrera's people must have all read Kappstatter today. Not one comment on how wonderful the Westchester Republican is. LOL

  3. agreed gax.

    i bet joseph berger doesn't live in the area. or just doesn't care. it's a shame.


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